Delusional Obama: Majority of Republicans Agree With Me on the Sequester, Or Something

Posted by on Mar 02, 2013 at 8:53 am

I think this sociopath actually believes some of the things he says. He’s insane.

“A majority of the American people agree with me on this approach, including a majority of Republicans. We just need Republicans in Congress to catch up with their own party and the rest of the country,” he said.

Republicans remain adamant that no tax hikes be used to replace the spending cuts.

Obama called the spending cuts unnecessary, adding that they are only happening because “Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit.”

Isn’t it ironic that a trillion dollars in so-called stimulus created zero jobs, yet a pittance of cuts in a future budget will cost thousand of jobs. Or millions if you’re Maxine Waters.

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3 Responses to “Delusional Obama: Majority of Republicans Agree With Me on the Sequester, Or Something”

  1. Barney Murrell on 4/04/13 at 1:21 am

    To Jammie

    In his manifesto Romney says the recession (during the Bush Administration) “is the sharpest of any recession the United States has experienced since World War II,” and that it “ set dismal post-war records of all sorts:

    • Gross domestic product shrank a record 5.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 to the second quarter of 2009.

    • More than 6 percent of all jobs in the United States were lost.

    • A total of 9.4 percent of full-time jobs disappeared, a percentage nearly triple the previous high of 3.3 percent set in 1981-82.

    • The average duration of unemployment has risen to more than 40 weeks.”

    Moreover, Bill Kristol, editor of the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard, praised Obama on a 9/23/12 Fox News talk show when he said (quote from a transcript of the show): “Bush was president during the financial meltdown. The Obama team has turned that around pretty well.”

    In your criticism you offer not one verifiable reference to prove your comments. Obviously you do not because you cannot. Thus, it is people like you and other conservatives who speak without thought that should take Mark Twain’s advice: “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool then to open it and remove all doubt.”

  2. Barney Murrell on 4/04/13 at 1:23 am


    One thing more on sequestration:

    Sequestration is not a Democratic problem, and it is not a new problem. Sequestration is the latest buzz-word being used in the deficit and debt blame game; but it is not a new economic concept. The Balanced Budget and Emergency Control Act of 1985, sometimes referred to as “Gramm-Rudman-Hollings…” created deficit targets to balance the federal budget in 6-years. If the targets were not met, then automatic sequestration spending cuts would occur. It was signed into law by President Reagan in Dec. 1985.

    In 1986 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled portions of the 1985 law unconstitutional in Bowsher v. Synar on the basis that it violated the separation of powers. In response Congress revised the sequestration procedures to comply with the ruling, and in Sept. of 1987 President Reagan signed the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987.

    The Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 was another attempt to combat growing budget deficits and debt that began escalating during the Reagan Administration. It created “pay-as-you-go” (PAYGO) rules for taxes and certain entitlement programs, and was signed by President GW Bush 11/05/90.

    The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 made changes to discretionary spending limits and to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 “to assure that any legislation enacted before October 1, 2002, affecting direct spending or receipts that increases the deficit will trigger an offsetting sequestration.”

    Another mechanism for taming the deficit and debt is the Senate’s Byrd rule, adopted in 1985 and amended in 1990, which allowed senators during Reconciliation to block deficit increasing legislation.

    But the legislation could not stop President Bush from creating deficits with his 2001-2003 tax cuts, prescription drug program, two wars paid for off budget with supplemental appropriations; all of which far exceeded what would be allowed under the Balanced Budget Acts, PAYGO rules, and the Senate Byrd rule.

    To overcome the obstacles Bush used a “Sunset” provision to limit his tax cuts to ten years, thus removing $100s of billions from amounts that would have triggered PAYGO sequestration. Thus, deficits began again when “…Republicans in the Senate, at the quiet but intense urging of the White House, massaged their own budget accounting rules to fit a $400 billion tax cut through a $124 billion hole;” according to a 5/19/2003 Wall St. Journal article.

  3. NateDogg614 on 4/04/13 at 8:02 am

    This is what I am hearing:

    Blah blah blah blah blah Bush’s fault blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Republican’s fault blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

    I mean, sure, Obama’s been president for 4 years and the Democrats controlled everything in Washington for 2 of those 4, PLUS they were in control of Congress DURING the recession. But, it’s all Bush’s fault.